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Cas importés d'histoptasmose

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Nyffenegger, Laurent
Boffi, Emmanuelle
Bouchuiguir-Wafa, Kalthum
Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2009, vol. 5, no. 227, p. 2418-2423
Abstract Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection that may be opportunistic in the context of HIV. Rare in Europe, it is always imported. The two variants of histoplasmosis are encountered in defined geographic areas: var. capsulatum in Americas, Africa and Asia; and var duboisii in Africa only. In immuno-competent patients, acute infection is often asymptomatic, or it may cause a pulmonary syndrome of variable severity. Among immuno-compromised patients, histoplasmosis is disseminated and life-threatening. Diagnosis is typically made by cultures. The treatment of the disseminated form must be started immediately with anti-fungal therapy and highly active anti-retroviral treatment. In a globalized world, one has to remember the importation of unusual exotic diseases.
Keywords AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/ diagnosis/drug therapyAdultEmigrants and ImmigrantsFemaleHIV Infections/complicationsHistoplasmosis/ diagnosis/drug therapyHumansMaleMiddle AgedSwitzerland
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PMID: 20052843
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NYFFENEGGER, Laurent et al. Cas importés d'histoptasmose. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2009, vol. 5, n° 227, p. 2418-2423. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:9407

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